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Goblins on Ice

updated: Monday, August 18, 2014

All ages
Come to The Rec Center for free indoor ice skating during our annual Halloween skating event – one of our favorite holidays! Free rental skates are available and costumes are welcome.
Friday, Oct. 24, Noon – 1:30 p.m. and/or 7:30 – 9 p.m.
Free; no registration required.
Don’t forget to check out the thrills and chills at the Great Pumpkin Carve Event in Wolfe Park on Friday evening.

Little Goblin Bash and Pumpkin Hunt

updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Come in your costume and boo-gie down! The banquet room will be turned into Halloween central with fun music and Halloween treats supplied by Byerly’s. All registered participants will get to pick out a pumpkin from our Wolfe Park pumpkin patch! After the event, enjoy free ice skating and free skate rental until 9 p.m. Pre-registration required...

The Great Pumpkin Carve at Wolfe Park

updated: Tuesday, October 21, 2014

We are going pumpkin crazy this October with the St. Louis Park Great Pumpkin Carve event at Wolfe Park. We have always said our jack-o-lanterns are on the cutting edge and we need your help – our goal is to have hundreds of carved pumpkins light up the amphitheater at Wolfe Park. Everyone is invited to carve a pumpkin (or two, or three, or four...

Great Pumpkin Fest 2014

updated: Friday, July 25, 2014

All ages
Come up to The Shops at West End for some friendly Halloween-themed fun. Trick-or-Treat around the shops, boogie down to the tunes of Radio Disney, and participate in the costume contest and other fun games around the Shops. Bring a non-perishable food item for STEP.
Saturday, Oct. 25, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
The Shops at West End, 1621 West End Blvd.

Donate Blood at City Hall Blood Drive

updated: Thursday, October 16, 2014

City of St. Louis Park Blood Drive (open to the public)
Monday, October 27
8 - 10:30 a.m.
Bloodmobile in City Hall South Parking Lot
5005 Minnetonka Blvd.

Click here to schedule a donation (sponsor code: 0531)

Spooktacular Halloween Art

updated: Thursday, September 25, 2014

Ages 5 – 12
In this spooktacular class, kids will have fun making Halloween arts and crafts. From scaredy-cats to funny witches we’ll have fun drawing, painting, and sculpting clay…we’ll even use glow-in-the-dark to decorate some of our masterpieces!
Wednesday, Oct. 29, 5 – 7 p.m.
The Rec Center Gallery, 3700 Monterey Drive
$21 per child (resident) / $24 (non-resident)
Activity #7767
Registration deadline: Oct. 27


updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Ages 3 – 6
Get ready for trick or treating as we explore the fun side of Halloween! We’ll paint, collage and mold clay creating scary cats, funny bats…AND our own glow-in-the-dark necklace to wear on Halloween.
Thursday & Friday, Oct. 30 & 31, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.
The Rec Center Gallery, 3700 Monterey Drive
$50 per child (resident) / $55 (non-resident)
Activity #7766
Registration deadline: Oct. 24

Fare For All

updated: Wednesday, October 01, 2014

Food That Makes Cents
All ages
Fare For All is a cooperative food purchasing program that sells groceries at discounted prices and is open to anyone and everyone. There is no pre-registration and many forms of payment are accepted.
Tuesdays, Oct. 28, Nov. 25
4 – 6 p.m.

Central Community Center, 6300 Walker St.
For more information and future Fare For All distribution dates:

Paint With Your Lil Pumpkin Grandparent & Me

updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014

Ages 3 – 6 accompanied by a grandparent
What’s round, orange and comes to life around Halloween? Pumpkins of course! Come get into the Halloween spirit with your grandchild (ren) while decorating a pumpkin together. We’ll also decorate a yummy pumpkin cookie and enjoy some warm apple cider!
Friday, Oct. 31, 10 – 11 a.m.
Lenox Community Center Cafeteria, 6715 Minnetonka Blvd.
$6 per child, Activity #8000
Registration deadline: Oct. 24


updated: Monday, October 06, 2014

Halloween is over and your pumpkins are starting to look tired! Your first thought may be to lug them to the garbage bin which just fills-up space at the landfill. There are better ways to get rid of your old pumpkins. Give your pumpkins another life as compost or food for farm animals. Free pumpkin recycling is being offered to residents of St. Louis...

Tiny Picassos

updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Ages 2 – 5
In this thrilling class, we combine captivating stories and nursery rhymes with art creation! Your child will enjoy stories, sing songs and have a blast creating art based on the book of the day. Little fingers experiment with painting, gluing, sticking, printing and creating while developing fine motor, language and self-help skills.
Fridays, Nov. 7 – Dec. 12, 9:30 - 10:15 a.m.
The Rec Center Gallery, 3700 Monterey Drive
(Dec. 5 class will be in the Wolfe Park Pavilion.)
$72 per child (resident) / $80 (non-resident)
Activity #7990

If you would like to register an additional child, you may do so at The Rec Center front desk or by fax/mail.
$36 per additional child (resident) / $41 (non-resident)
Registration deadline: Oct. 31

Design Guidelines - South Side of Excelsior Blvd

updated: Wednesday, October 15, 2014

LHB will lead a process of working with the local community to create design guidelines for the south side of Excelsior Boulevard between Quentin and France Avenues. This commercial and residential strip continues to receive development/redevelopment pressures. Developing “Design Guidelines” has been a useful tool for the city...

Puppet Show: Turkey Tales

updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014

All ages (children must pay and be accompanied by a paid adult)
All the animal puppets think the turkey puppet should be worried about Thanksgiving. Come hear why he is carefree. Check out the wild turkey artifacts before the show. Afterwards join the naturalist for a hike to look for Westwood’s flock of wild turkeys.
Sunday, Nov. 23, 3 – 4 p.m.
Westwood Hills Nature Center, 8300 W. Franklin Ave.
$4 per person (resident) / $5 (non-resident)
Activity #7917
Registration deadline: when program is full.

Kids Turkey Bingo

updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Ages 6 – 12 (children must be accompanied by an adult)
Spend the morning at The Rec Center playing bingo. Prizes awarded for the winners of each bingo game. Registrants can stay for free ice skating/skate rental after bingo.
Wednesday, Nov. 26, 11 a.m. – Noon
The Rec Center, 3700 Monterey Drive.
$5 per child (resident) / $6 (non-resident)
Activity #7794
Registration deadline: Nov. 24

Turkeys on Ice

updated: Friday, July 25, 2014

All ages
Come to The Rec Center for free indoor ice skating! Enjoy holiday skating just before the turkey and stuffing. Free rental skates available.
Wednesday, Nov. 26, Noon – 1:30 p.m.
Free; no registration required.

Hold the Salt! A Winter Maintenance Workshop for Homeowners

Attend this FREE workshop to learn and discuss:

  • Proper de-icer selection
  • Appropriate application rates
  • Best snow removal methods
  • Environmental impacts of salt use.

Bring your trickiest winter maintenance concerns and join in the discussion!

When: Thursday, Nov. 29, 6:30‐8:30 p.m.
Where: St. Louis Park City Hall, Community Room
5005 Minnetonka Blvd., St. Louis Park, MN

The program will be one hour long starting at 7 p.m. Refreshments will be available.

Sponsored by Hennepin County Environmental Services and the City of St. Louis Park

Holiday Craft Party - Ornament Making

updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Ages 18 month – 6 years (child must be accompanied by an adult)
All new ornaments for 2014! Join us for an ornament making party. We will set up four stations, each with a different ornament project. These ornaments will make great keepsakes or holiday gifts! Come and create them right along with your child in this hands-on class. This is a great class for siblings to take together!
Friday, Dec. 5, 9:30 – 10:15 a.m.
The Rec Center Gallery, 3700 Monterey Drive
$12 per child (resident) / $17 (non-resident)
Activity #7763
Registration deadline: Dec. 1

Star Wars-R2D2 Art

updated: Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Obi Wan Kenobi and Anakin would be proud of the Star Wars masterpiece your young Jedi will create in this class. The kids will be constructing their own mini R2D2 out of Model Magic clay. Leave the light sabers at home – our creativity will be our weapon of choice. May the force be with you! Please pack a nut free snack and drink for your child...

U.G.L.Y. Sweater Dash

updated: Monday, August 11, 2014

Join us on this ugliest of sweaters dash. Adorn that treasure you have put in the closet since last year, put on that masterpiece you just created, or simply smile at the creativity you see as you run by them. This course will loop through Louisiana Oaks Park and the lighted trees of Oak Hill Park during the early brisk days of December. Afterwards...

I Heart Art Camp

updated: Thursday, July 31, 2014

Spend winter break creating art! Painting, drawing, clay - it’s all awesome! We will experiment with many techniques, materials and styles as we make 3-D owls, stylized self-portraits, clay coil creations and more. Put on your apron and come create with us. We’ll do it all at this artsy camp! Please pack a nut free snack and drink for your...

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